~ public records access update ~

In the California Supreme Court is a case that tests the California Public Records Act.

Issues: Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted in part and denied in part a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case includes the following issue: When a request for information regarding a peace officer disciplinary proceeding is made under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code. ? 6250 et seq.), what information is protected from disclosure under Penl Code section 832.7 as a “personnel record”?

The North Carolina Supreme Court is deciding how much of a 911 tape the police are required to release. Washington State has curtailed some access to government records by using the attorney-client privilege exemption.


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